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Jotunheimen National Park is one of Norway's best wilderness destinations. It has a network of hiking trails leading to some 60 glaciers and to the country's loftiest peaks. The trails pass through ravine-like valleys and past deep lakes and plunging waterfalls. Huts and private lodgings are along many of the routes. The park is on the road between Sogndal and Lom, in central Norway.

Jotunheimen is the most impressive mountain region in Norway. Here are Norway's highest peaks Galdhpiggen 2.469 m and Glittertind, 2.452 m, an enormous expanse of mountains, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls. Jotunheimen has over 60 glaciers, but relatively small and more than 250 peaks over 1900 m (6000 ft).

Jotunheimen is criss-crossed by valleys, which split it up into ridges and high plateaus. Between the Leirdal and the Vistdal is the centre of Jotunheimen with the Galdh plateau with the Mount Galdhpiggen, to the E of which is Glittertind. Gjende, Bygdin and Tyin Lakes are of striking beaty. The most varied plant-life occurs on parts of mountains containing chalk or slate. Wild reindeer have virtually now dissappeared. Flocks of tame reindeer are kept by Lom and V虍 farmers. There are still trout and red char to be caught in rivers and lakes.

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